Over 1,800 Lipitor Lawsuits Now Pending in Federal Litigation Underway in South Carolina, All of Which Allege the Medication Caused Patients to Develop Type 2 Diabetes.
The federal litigation for Lipitor lawsuits currently underway in U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, is growing at a steady rate, according to the attorneys at Southern Med Law. According to court records, 1,814 claims were pending in the litigation as of February 17, 2015. All of the lawsuits were filed on behalf of Lipitor patients who allege that use of the statin medication resulted in the development of Type 2 diabetes. (In Re Lipitor (Atorvastatin) Litigation, MDL No. 2502 (JPML))
“The Lipitor litigation was established last February, according to the Court’s Initial Transfer Order which originally sent 21 Lipitor diabetes claims to the litigation. These types of proceedings are established to coordinate discovery and other matters in a large number of lawsuits that involve similar factual allegations. Considering how the Lipitor litigation has grown in the past year, it’s clear that the multidistrict litigation for these cases was appropriate” says Southern Med Law.
According to the Firm, Lipitor and other statins have been linked to a number of serious complications, including muscle disorders, kidney problems and diabetes. In February 2012, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) ordered the drugs’ manufacturers to add new warnings to their labels regarding potentially harmful effects on blood sugar levels that have the potential to lead to new-onset Type 2 diabetes. However, court records indicate that plaintiffs in Lipitor lawsuits allege that the information added to the drug’s label is still not sufficient to warn patients that they may face an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes.
(fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm293330.htm, FDA, February 2012)
“Individuals who believe they developed Type 2 diabetes due to their use of Lipitor may be entitled to receive compensation for the medical expenses and other damages related to this illness. Our Firm is offering free legal reviews to the alleged victims of Lipitor diabetes, and urge anyone who may have been harmed by this drug to contact our office right away,” says Southern Med Law.
As both an attorney and practicing physician, Southern Med Law’s Dr. François Blaudeau possesses a unique understanding of the medical and legal questions relating to Lipitor lawsuits. If you or a loved one developed Type 2 diabetes allegedly associated with Lipitor, please contact the Firm as soon as possible to learn more about your legal rights. You can arrange for a free, no obligation Lipitor lawsuit review by calling Southern Med Law today, at 205-547-5525.
About Southern Med Law
Southern Med Law is a patient and consumer advocacy organization providing legal representation to the victims of negligent personal injuries, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, faulty medical devices and defective products. Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, the legal staff at Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. They’re not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.
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